Communication Wednesday – 16th September

Communication Wednesday

It is hard to believe we are approaching the autumn long weekend! The term has simply flashed by and, despite children not being in the school building since March, they have made excellent progress in our Recover, Reconnect and Nurture phase. We aim to continue implementing the principles of this approach and to be responsive to our children’s needs. We know that a school calendar has a rhythm to it and key events usually occur at particular times in the session. Where we can, we aim to find alternatives to ensure that the information and communication you have replicates what would have been available to you if we were experiencing a ‘normal’ school year. We will continue to ensure your child’s experience is a positive one where they make good progress in their learning and are provided with lots of opportunities for achievement.

Meet the Staff

As you are aware we are not able to have visitors in school, however we want to be creative and develop ways in which we can communicate and share updates about your child’s experience in school. Ordinarily we would have a Meet the Staff evening; an informal opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, view the classroom and look at some of the resources used to support and enrich the learning experience. We plan to do this in a virtual way. The children will be assigned to their new Google Classroom and next week they will be able to log on with you and together you can share and discuss the presentation. We will support everyone to ensure they are able to access their virtual classroom.

Where next in our learning journey?

As you are aware our initial focus was on literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing and these will remain a priority, however teachers are introducing other aspects of the curriculum. Next week a Highlight sheet will provide you with details of the planned learning for to the mid-term break. Another highlight will be shared after the October break to share intended learning for the period leading up to the Christmas break.

Supporting Reading

Currently advice remains that we minimise materials being shared between home and school. Therefore we are not yet able to send reading books home. Teaching of reading will continue in school. Whilst you will not be able to share the reading book that is being used we ask that you actively encourage reading for pleasure at home. Children in P4-P7 will also be using Accelerated Reader programme to track the books they read for pleasure.

Parents’ Consultation

It is highly unlikely given the current restrictions that we will be able to host consultations as we have done previously, however we wish to ensure that there is clarity about your child’s progress and achievement. Instead of a face to face to meeting, teachers will prepare an interim written report. More information regarding the content, dates of issue etc. will be shared in due course.

Show you Care – Park Elsewhere

A huge thank you to everyone who is making positive choices leading to our children being safer at drop off and pick up. Safety of our school community is and will always be a priority – thank you for following the rules of the road and keeping our pavements and crossing points clear of cars.

PE

The table below indicates the days that your child will do PE. The new guidance from Scottish Government published 11.9.20 recommends that where possible children come dressed for PE. There may be days where an additional physical activity session is planned which is out with the usual PE timetable. It is not essential that your child wears PE kit on these days and the activity will be designed in such a way to allow full participation.

PE Timetable

PE Kit:

Suggestions for kit: Clothing that allows your child to move comfortably and maintain an appropriate temperature e.g. they may wish to wear layers to be warm if outside and cool if they become too hot due to exertion.

 Shorts

 T shirt/polo shirt

 Joggers/leggings

 Sweatshirt

 Trainers/plimsolls

No football shirts please

Communication Wednesday – 14th September

Communication Wednesday – 11th March

Communication Wednesday

Supporting and improving our learners’ wellbeing

Supporting and improving our learners’ wellbeing is a high priority of ours. Through professional learning we have increased our knowledge of how to promote the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of our learners. In order to evaluate our progress so far can we please ask you to complete this short survey?  Learners on P4-P7 will complete a similar survey and children in P1-3 will with the support of their teacher, submit a class response. The outcome of the survey and any next steps will be shared via the March newsletter.

https://ask.hashtag-learning.co.uk/surveys/BiBbxq/

Thank you in advance. Your responses will help shape our improvement planning.

Parents Consultations

Parents Consultation on either Tuesday 24th or Wednesday 25th March 2020. If you require a different appointment or an additional appointment for the class teacher, please contact the school, 0131 665 2045 or email smckenna@campie.elcschool.org.uk

Family Race Night on Friday the 27th March

The Campie Fundraising Team Council will be holding a Family Race Night on Friday the 27th of March at the Musselburgh Rugby Club from 7pm to raise money for the school.  It is a load of fun with horse races projected onto a big screen for everyone to enjoy.  If you want, you can place a bet on a horse (£1) and if your horse wins you get some prize money! There is a licensed bar at the Rugby club and you will also be able to buy tea, coffee, baking and crisps.

As Campie is now a cashless school please purchase tickets via SchoolPay – please contact school office if you haven’t got your login details:-

Log in to iPayimpact –
Press ‘ACCOUNTS’ option on the menu at the top of page 3
Press ‘SELECT’ button at the right hand side of child’s name
Press ‘DETAILS’ button to the right of the ‘RACE NIGHT PARENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISER’ option in the ‘FUNDS FOR’ summary list
Select ‘Concession £2’ for an individual ticket – put in quantity required i.e. 1, 2 Select ‘Standard £5’ for a family ticket – put in quantity required i.e. 1, 2 etc.
Press ‘Save item in basket’ button
Press ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button once payment method selected
Complete transaction as normal

When you pay online we’ll know you’ve purchased a ticket so you can just come along on the night. If you are unable to come along you can sponsor a horse for £1.  We’ll be selling them in the playground after school on Friday the 13th and the 20th of March.  If your horse wins it’s race you will win a prize!   You will also be able to buy tickets for the race night then too if you wish.
Thank you for your support.

Easter Assemblies

On Friday 3rd April we will welcome Rev Mitchell from Northesk Church to Campie for three Easter assemblies lead by our Primary 2 pupils. These assemblies will be at the usual times and will replace the service in the church.

All our families and friends are invited to join us on what will be a happy celebration of Easter, spring and new beginnings. If you have any questions about this, please contact Miss Elgin.

Campie Eco Group

The Campie Eco Friends group will collect plastic bottle tops, used tea bags and mascara wands from classes every Friday and they have now placed a collection bin for used batteries near the office.

SchoolPay

Please pay for all lunches, nursery fund, trips, panto etc. through SchoolPay – please contact school if you have not registered. We can give you your access code. This is applicable for all children from Nursery to Primary 7.
Your child will always be given a lunch. If they order one through the classroom or present themselves at the dining hall, even if you have given them a packed lunch, this will create a £2 debit against your SchoolPay account, which will need to be paid as for as the lunch has been made.

In rare circumstances, cash can be taken. Please note these circumstances are exceptional. Please let the school know if you have no access to the internet to make payments through SchoolPay.

If your child does bring cash into school to pay for a lunch, no change will be given. The cook supervisor will bank the amount handed over and credit your child’s SchoolPay account. If you require any assistance with paying for lunches or events, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Friday Packed Lunches – please order all Friday packed lunches through SchoolPay by Wednesday each week.

Absences

Please remember we need to know about all absences for your child. Please call our 24hr absence line 07721 922504 and leave a message with your child’s name. It important we know the reason for absence and if known, the intended date of return to school.

Change of Address

Please let the school know in writing of any changes to your child’s or emergency contacts home address. We will require a proof of address and an up to date Council Tax letter, to fully update our records. Any bills must be dated within last 6 months. We can accept proof of address by email too.

Communication Wednesday – 4th March 2020

Communication Wednesday

IMS Concerts
Instrumental Music Showcase concerts that will be held on two evenings this year rather than the traditional one. The concerts are on Wednesday 4th March in Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh and Thursday 5th March in North Berwick High School. Both events commence at 7pm. Tickets can be purchase via the Brunton Theatre Box Office.

World Book Day
We are all looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.
Reading is so important, as a learning skill, to build empathy and promote mental well-being. We will be celebrating reading all day on Thursday.
Please join us at special assemblies on Thursday at 0915 for N-P2, 1000 for P3-P5 and 1100 for P6 and P7, a storyteller will be here to share stories with us. Bring back your book themed tatties and be ready to Drop Everything and Read! We’ll be bringing First Minister’s Reading Challenge passports and World Book day £1 vouchers home with us.

Easter Assemblies
On Friday 3rd April we will welcome Rev Mitchell from Northesk Church to Campie for three Easter assemblies lead by our Primary 2 pupils. These assemblies will be at the usual times and will replace the service in the church.

All our families and friends are invited to join us on what will be a happy celebration of Easter, spring and new beginnings. If you have any questions about this, please contact Miss Elgin.

Campie Eco Group
The Campie Eco Friends group will collect plastic bottle tops, used tea bags and mascara wands from classes every Friday and they have now placed a collection bin for used batteries near the office.

SchoolPay

Please pay for all lunches, nursery fund, trips, panto etc. through SchoolPay – please contact school if you have not registered. We can give you your access code. This is applicable for all children from Nursery to Primary 7.
Your child will always be given a lunch. If they order one through the classroom or present themselves at the dining hall, even if you have given them a packed lunch, this will create a £2 debit against your SchoolPay account, which will need to be paid as for as the lunch has been made.

In rare circumstances, cash can be taken. Please note these circumstances are exceptional. Please let the school know if you have no access to the internet to make payments through SchoolPay.
If your child does bring cash into school to pay for a lunch, no change will be given. The cook supervisor will bank the amount handed over and credit your child’s SchoolPay account. If you require any assistance with paying for lunches or events, please do not hesitate to
contact the school.

Friday Packed Lunches

Please order all Friday packed lunches through SchoolPay
by Wednesday each week.

Absences
Please remember we need to know about all absences for your child. Please call our 24hr absence line 07721 922504 and leave a message with your child’s name. It important we know the reason for absence and if known, the intended date of return to school.

Change of Address
Please let the school know in writing of any changes to your child’s or emergency contacts home address. We will require a proof of address and an up to date Council Tax letter, to fully update our records. Any bills must be dated within last 6 months. We can accept proof of address by email too.

School News from February

School News from February PDF

Opportunities for Personal Achievement at Campie

Over the session there are a range of different opportunities to get involved in. It may be something which children have a personal interest in or a sporting activity. Over the course of the session a range of activities are offered and across a variety of stages.

Opportunities at Campie

Working in Partnership

Just a little reminder that unless the weather is really bad we will be going outside at break and lunch. Please make sure that your child is encouraged to wear the appropriate clothing to keep safe, dry and warm.

Dates for your diary